Sancerre Wine

 

Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the Loire Valley. It is best known for its brisk, mineral white wines, made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, though red and rose Sancerre, made from Pinot Noir, is increasingly popular.

Just as in Chablis, the chalky-white Kimmeridgian soil is what really sets the wines apart from those in nearby appellations. Named after a town in Dorset which also shares this geological formation, Kimmeridgian soil is a combination of clay and limestone filled with billions of tiny, fossilized oyster shells. Unsurprisingly, Sancerre goes exceptionally well with oysters.
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  • Burger Grape

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

Popular Wineries in Sancerre View all

  • Fouassier Père et Fils

    Established for several generations on the peak of Sancerre, the Fouassier family is one of the o...

  • Domaine Henri Bourgeois

    White Sancerre LE CHÊNE SAINT-ETIENNE Brilliant golden yellow, it glisten by his sheen. The nose ...

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Sancerre on Snooth

  • Chateau de Thauvenay Sancerre 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Something of a stony/minerally nose. Very light-bodied. Very crisp and tartof lemon and, maybe, peach. Some grassiness and some stoniness. If you are OK with the tartness, it is a good summer sipping wine, and, certainly, inexpensive. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • We made a Costco run, today.  We picked up a striped bass that is about to ... ... to go on the grill and a Sancerre.Pretty simple wine.  Light, crisp and darned tart--lemon as much as anythiing.  Some grassiness, some stoniness.  For $12 perfectly functional, but I would not suggest that anybody run out and stock up on it..  If you're OK with ... Read More

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  • Vincent Pinard "Nuance" Sancerre 2014

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    A note of oak comes through, though modest it's there and creates a more creamy/elegant SB with the sharpness twinged just a bit. Melon, citrus and lemongrass notes ride another mainstay - minerality. It's refreshing and will last for a couple of years yet. Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Vincent Pinard "Nuance" Sancerre 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by dlpugh


  • Vincent Pinard "Nuance" Sancerre 2014

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    Wine review by dlpugh


  • Sara, am I correct in assuming that you want to spend a total $200 for all ... ... wines, e.g., Pouilly Fume, Sancerre, Vouvray, should be available to you.Now, if you are thinking of spending $200 per bottle, then that is completely different.  Let us know.Actually, the best thing for you to do is go to a wine store, explain your goals and bu... Read More

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  • DM, we all come across lower-quality wines now and zen.  Here's a ... ... night we had a glass of this Sancerre with left-over Chinese food while watching the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins.  An exciting game but the wine was just so-s Read More

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  • Sancerre with raw oysters--can't go wrong with that.  Your retired life is good, RBA.In 90-degree Diamond Bar, tonight: Front label is not very helpful on this one.  So, here is the back label: Very foral nose--violets and geraniums.  Bluebery and plum fruit on entry.  Some peppery spiciness.  I'm loving the balance.  Fruit, tannin and acid are ... Read More

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  • Tonight we dined in the district again, this time at Grillfish prior to a ... ... and a bottle of Chateau de Sancerre white wine (Sauvignon Blanc), followed by halibut grilled to perfection.  Sandra had a sorbet for dessert along with a Patron XO Cafe Dark liqueur, and I ordered the carmelized cheesecake with a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir from ... Read More

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  • Clement et Florian Berthier Sancerre Vieilles Vignes Sur Silex 2013

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    The Sancerre wine district is a small area which surrounds the Loire Valley in Central France. Sancerre wines are famous for their crisp, fragrant white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The Clement et Florian Berthier Sancerre has the classic sharp Sauvignon Blanc initial aroma but little in the way of fragrance. It is vibrantly pep... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife


  • I am going to Sancerre in 3 weeks! I am trying to understand the wine and discover vineyards and winery's to visit that would be walking/biking distance from the town center. Any ideas please and Merci. Mary Alice

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  • Hi, Can you please let me know if it is possible to purchase Red Sancerre......? Regards Alan

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